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Kasota businessman Tony Borglum offers customers a one-of-a-kind driving experience.

Bring your friends and see the Hubbard House in a new light with the Hubbard House Gaslight Series. Join us at 7 p.m. on June 15 to explore the Lives of the Servants.

New Ulm, has been called “The City of Festivals”, a fitting name for the community which hosts many celebrations throughout the year! New Ulm has a population of 13,000+ and is known for its German heritage and historic sites. It is home to the Hermann Monument, August Schell Brewing Company…

Quilts help tell stories of families and of different time periods. The Blue Earth County Historical Society is displaying quilts from our collection that help tell those stories from April 2-30 at the History Center, located at 424 Warren Street. Grand opening with refreshments will be from…

Children can explore electricity with hands-on activities at the Blue Earth County Historical Society between 10 a.m. and Noon on March 11. This program is in conjunction with our latest traveling exhibit, Electrifying Minnesota.

Pops at the Kato is a cabaret style experience - eat, drink, and dance while you listen to deliciously smooth jazz music. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Kato Ballroom, 200 Chestnut St., Mankato.

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A collection of places, events and landmarks that all Southern Minnesotans should experience at least once in their lifetime.

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Do you like poinsettias? I know I do. I wish my cat did. She's allergic, so if I bring one home, she gets sick. And then I suffer. She's like a petulant child, annoyed because I had the audacity to bring something beautiful into our home only to make her feel sick. But really, aren't poinset…

Start your holiday season with BECHS’ annual Christmas at the Hubbard House from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Admission for Christmas at the Hubbard House is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 5-17 and children under 5 and BECHS Members are free.

Join us at the Blue Earth County Historical Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 when Bob Douglas, Minnesota Welsh Association, presents “The History of the Welsh in Southern Minnesota Part II.”. Admission is $5/adults, $2/children 5-17, kids under 5 and BECHS Members are free.

What did you do with your grandparents when you were young? How about coming with the kids to come and see the snakes that Tom Jessen will bring to the store for the program. The program will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20. The Harkin Store is located on the Minnesota River with lots of dif…

Alexander Harkin came to Minnesota and West Newton to raise sheep on the hillside and farm. He did that and was noted as having very good quality wool. We have a program to honor the wool industry from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Harkin Store. Come and see the displays of the wool…

Preparing for the long hard winter took the pioneers a long time. Canning, drying, candle-making, soap making, cutting and getting foods stocked for themselves and their animals, are just a few of the things that they did. There will be a display of the equipment that the settlers used. Ther…

The Historic R.D. Hubbard House, one of the finest Victorian-style homes still left in Mankato, will close for the season on Sunday, Sept. 27. Special hours will be available in December.

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In her role as a graphic artist for media giant AEG, Northfielder Beth VanDeWalker creates concert posters for everyone from Vampire Weekend to The Big Wu

For the afternoon on Aug. 9, the 1870's Harkin Store will have old time music by the "Best of the Wurst" band from 1 to 4 p.m. Marv and Verne and friends will play a variety of old time tunes. Come bring a lawn chair or blanket or enjoy the porch for the afternoon.

The Blue Earth County Historical Society History Center & Museum need volunteers during Vikings Training Camp, July 25 through Aug. 13. Days are split into 4 hour shifts.

Forget Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, visit the Historic R. D. Hubbard House Victorian Social Media on Saturday, July 25 to discover how Victorian Era people kept in contact.

The Blue Earth County Historical Society will open a special exhibit celebrating the 50th consecutive Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato this Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18.

On Sunday, July 12, the Harkin Store will celebrate a Scottish Christmas in honor of Alexander Harkin's native Scotland. There will be Scottish "goodies" for your sampling. There will be decorations and the gift shop will have a tree up with items for Christmas. This event will be held from …

On Sunday, July 5, the historical Harkin Store will celebrate our great nation with the firing of a cannon. The New Ulm Battery will start at 1 p.m. with the firing of the old 1862 cannon every half hour and on the hour. Enjoy cold treats while listening about the 1870's riverboat town of We…

In correlation with Zonta’s Blooming Pretty Garden Tour, the Historic R. D. Hubbard House will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Regular Sunday hours of 1-4 p.m. resume July 5.

Step back in time to purchase admission in the brick carriage house. A guided tour shows the R.D. Hubbard House as it was in 1905. During the months of June, July and August, the Hubbard House will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday and 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Our first program welcomes visitors with a cup of "Coffee and Newtons" from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 3. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee made on the original Harkin stove and some newtons while learning about the 1870's general store. Merchandise that visitors will look at is 40% original. The…